MIAMI, Okla. — The cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a tattoo parlor on Main Street in Miami had yet to be determined by Wednesday afternoon.
The Miami Fire Department responded at 11:46 p.m. Tuesday to a report of the fire at Scouts Tattoo, 1819 N. Main St.
Firefighter Tyler Bullard said there was heavy smoke but no flames coming from the single-story, cinder-block building when firefighters arrived. The fire soon broke through the roof, causing it to collapse, Bullard said.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which destroyed the building owned by Doyle James of Miami. Firefighters were on the scene for close to four hours, Bullard said.
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Capital murder charges filed in deaths of Cami Jo Umbarger and her children
The man suspected of killing Cami Jo Umbarger and her three children could face the death penalty.
Granby man's body found near Joplin
An autopsy was conducted today on the body of a Granby man discovered Tuesday afternoon near a service road northwest of Joplin city limits.
Cassville woman hurt in accident
A Cassville woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday on Farm Road 1135, two miles east of Cassville in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Fire damages vacant house; no injuries cited
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Probation granted in marijuana case
A Jasper County judge granted a Joplin man a suspended sentence and probation Monday in a case involving a felony amount of marijuana found in a home where four children were living.
Van driver hurt in Newton County
A Pierce City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1:08 p.m. Monday on Route J, a mile west of Wentworth in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Joplin woman granted probation in endangerment case
A Joplin woman who was convicted of felony child endangerment for residing with her three preschool children in an unsanitary apartment was assessed a suspended sentence Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Woman suffers cut to neck, ear at club
A 23-year-old woman required 30 stitches to close a wound suffered over the weekend on the dance floor of the Jukebox Saturday Night club in Joplin.
Police say death of baby not suspicious
Joplin police say they found no suggestion of anything suspicious in the death of a 2-month-old boy who died Friday morning at the apartment of his parents and that no charges will be sought.
Suspect's bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
David C. Bennett Jr. has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Cami Umbarger and her three children.
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